Home Fire Safety

Fire prevention in your home

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Our pdf icon home fire safety leaflet [207kb] contains useful tips for you to use to keep your family safe within your home.

Important Notice for High Rise

The door installed at the entrance of your flat is specially designed to meet the building regulations in terms of fire safety. Your door is there to protect you and other residents from the spread of smoke and fire.

  • You should never install uPVC doors in high rise flats as they are more likely to give off toxic smoke when set alight;
  • You should never replace your entrance door without permission from the council;
  • The wooden entrance door is specially designed and should only be replaced with a wooden fire retardant door designed for use in high rise.

If you are concerned about the doors within your building or any other fire safety concern, contact your local housing office. You should never leave any rubbish in the common areas, drying cupboards or pramstores. In the event of a fire, rubbish could catch alight, preventing your escape as well as other residents. If you have a large amount of rubbish, please do not place this down the communal bin chute - arrange a special uplift.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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